Gnome desktop for 5 y/o
ocean_ieee at yahoo.it
Tue Dec 8 19:25:34 UTC 2009
>> On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 8:47 AM, Charles Howse <chowse at charter.net>
>> Hi ocean, thanks for the reply.
>> Is there a browser that will work out of the box with flash?
>> Most of the
>> games the 5 y/o uses are flash-based.
if you install the right ports on a fbsd 8.0 maybe it could just works (it's being discussed in the freebsd forums:
gnash could also work but it's known to have some issues so i won't recommend it, possibilities are firefox+flash for windows under wine which someone says it works, or linux emulation and firefox+flash.
for parental control there's also the opendns alternative that can block adult sites, though i don't know how good it works.
you could also look at this (never tried it, don't know if/how it works):
also for the old computer i would recommend xfce or, since you say they only need a few programs, you could go with just Xorg + feh for the background + xfwm or openbox + a light taskbar and a nice dock-bar (wbar or simdock) were you will only put the applications they need to run.
if there aren't specific problems with drivers and similar, an upgrade to a newer freebsd version could be advisable for flash :)
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